Combating child malnutrition

Researchers designed and created Micronutrient Fortified Foods (fortified foods) keeping some previously overlooked factors in mind

September 15, 2021
The Scitech

Palatable supplementary foods designed with variety in mind could be the cure for  urban malnutrition

Malnutrition occurs when a person’s diet does not contain the required amount of vitamins and nutrients. It is a widespread public health crisis in India, usually beginning during childhood. If left untreated, malnutrition can lead to physical or mental disabilities, dire weight loss and even death. A 2019 UNICEF report showed that malnutrition caused 69% of deaths of children below the age of five in India.